I'm a serial grazer myself but have all the Christmas chocolate to get through first. I should probably stop grazing on my lunch just to go into the canteen anyway later.
It might be good to to motivate people as is reading the thread.
My old personal trainer told me its 80% diet and 20% exercise. So its more a lifestyle change than a yoyo thing.
Some key things to help reduce weight.
Cut out salt (try other seasonings) and like others have said alcohol is another. Try not to eat carbs in the evening.
I phoned up some gyms yesterday and looks like I can get a discount so that sounds promising.
This year they're going to uni with my eldest... I doubt they'll last long there. She says she'll leave them on the kitchen table in her flat labelled 'Help yourself'
I dumped all my choc's in the bin on new years day, I don't have the will power at home with open box's of quality street etc. Weighed yesterday and in 13 weeks (since my daughter was born) I have put on just over a stone. So back in the 15st area. I'm back training and eating healthy, so hope to shift half a stone this month and then a gradual run to my 14st target.
Not going mad, just cutting out the cr@p between meals, plenty of water and excersize. I do an early morning bootcamp 6 - 7am twice a week, circuits 1 evening a week and try and fit in a run on the weekend, the early morning suits me as everyone is still asleep when I get home.
Fitday.com is a free website that I find usefull (in the early weeks) to track my calorie intake.
Last edited by pooley; 9th January 2013 at 09:10 AM.
Two years of a combination of an unhappy marriage and comfort eating at work meant I almost tipped 20 stone (but at 6'7" not as fat looking as a tellytubby so never really noticed the gradual gain, my fighting weight has always been about 17 stone anyway). Decided to do something about it 12 months ago, left the marriage, joined slimming world as part of putting my life back together and have lost 2.5 stone in a year. Have also joined the staff football team and now coach a youth football side at weekends having passed my FA coaching and goalkeeping courses.
Couldn't have done it without the support of my true friends (lost several so called friends last year) and work colleagues but 2013 is a very positive place for me right now with my life on the up and working at a great place with fab people (and the students aren't bad either...)
You're all talking about diets and exercise... and I'm just sitting here eating a box of maltesers. [om nom nom]
Ah there you go.
As said By Rimmer in red Dwarf and use as the intro to "the 90's Revival" by Carter USM...
Rimmer: When you're younger you can eat what you like, drink what you like, and still climb into your 26" waist trousers and zip them closed. Then you reach that age, 24-25, your muscles give up, they wave a little white flag, and without any warning at all you're suddenly a fat b£$%£$d
See you on the flip side
Well, one week later, I'm pleased to report the weight is going in the right direction. I've shed the Christmas gain easily... 3 visits to the gym a week and more walking plus cutting out all the cr@p and being more careful with portion sizes. My weakness is having a cake with coffee when I'm out. I've also discovered that coffee (which I drink black) seems to make me hungry. Tea especially drunk blank ( I usually drink white) and peppermint tea seem to suppress the snacking urge for me.
Now to work on the harder-to-shift weight that was there beforehand. I've only 4lb to lose now, but the challenge will be shifting it and keeping it off!
Well I am going strong.
My calorific intake for the last week including offset with excersise points) has been just under 1000 per day, which should kick start the body into burnign fat.
Need to increase that a bit or the body will start conserving.
Not weighed myself yet, going to give it a couple fo weeks.
I missed this thread last week - I have started a 4 days a week course for 8 weeks with my friends who is a PT, last week I trained 5 days (4 days weights, 1 day 20km bike, 1 rugby match), along with nutrition plan. Last week I lost 3.5KG (just under 8lbs). I'm aiming for another 6/7KG in the next 7 weeks!
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